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St Michael man remanded for slashing BWA vehicle tyres

COURT TODAY BLOCKA man who caused damaged to a Barbados Water Authority (BWA) vehicle almost two weeks ago, was remanded today by a Bridgetown Magistrate.

Jamar Ramon Omar Best, of Ocean View Road, Spooners Hill, St Michael, pleaded guilty before acting Magistrate Alliston Seale to intentionally damaging the tyres on April 8 this year, or was reckless as to whether they would be.

On the date, BWA employee Ronald Franklyn was at 2nd Avenue Park Road, St Michael. The complainant works as a disconnecter and reconnecter.

While he was there, Best approached him and accused him of not being nice to people whose water had to be disconnected.

According to Sergeant Neville Reid, Franklyn told Best he was not obligated to say anything to the customers before disconnecting them.

The accused got angry, pulled out a knife and slashed two tyres on the vehicle.

The driver drove to the District ‘A’ Police Station where he reported the incident.

“These people are agents of the State,” acting Magistrate Alliston Seale stressed.

“These persons must be able to come on your premises unfettered….There is a way to do things without people taking matters into their own hands.”

Best, who was represented by attorney-at-law Oliver Thomas, was remanded until April 27.

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